How do we best extrapolate training from the video evidence of a critical incident? Simply stated, when we review a video and we do not have all of the facts and data regarding why the behavior we see is unfolding, we "critique" the actions of those players in the video. As trainers, we have to establish "RCA" after a full analysis has been completed. "RCA" means Replicate, Change or Avoid - in the development of training we must identify what behavior we seek to "replicate," what behavior we seek to "change," and in some cases, the behavior we seek to "avoid" in the actions of those involved - (RCA). Without identifying these aspects of the event, we are simply critiquing the actions based on our own experience, our own training and our own "opinions." This is not an analysis! We must look specifically at the occurrence for what it is, not what we think should have happened, could have happened or would have happened "if". Doug Wyllie interviewed Jamie Borden about this topic for PoliceMag.com click below to read more;
What in the world does the Slap Heard 'Round the World incident at the Oscars mean for law enforcement training? For starters, it should reinforce the principle that reviewing police videos for the purposes of training is more than just watching a playback and playing MMQB.
Sgt.Jamie Borden (Ret.) has been court certified as an expert in police use-of-force in the following topics related to controversial police incidents; Police Performance Factors and Dynamics, Forensic Video Examination and review, Police Training, Policy & Procedure, & Decision-Making related to Officer-Involved critical incidents. Sgt. Borden retired as Sergeant over the Training Division and the Use-of-Force Training & Analysis Unit (UFTAU) after spending 8 years specializing in Use-of-Force training, policy writing and periodic policy reviews. Sgt. Borden created UFTAU which focused on the investigation, review and analysis of all departmental UOF incidents. Since retirement in 2018 - Jamie has handled 150+ high-profile cases across the country as an expert consultant. Currently, CIR has developd training specific to the application of human factors related to police performance, police investigations, the Cognitive Interview, Video Review and Examination, and the Leadership Perspective regarding the internal reveiw, analysis & adjudication process. Jamie was a senior and lead intstructor for the Force Sceince Institute for nearly a decade before training and lecturing under the umbrella of CIR with collegue and co-founder Paul Taylor, PhD.